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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in Montana is required to have a driver’s license or learner's permit. Knowledge, vision, and a road test are required for your first license. The Montana DMV written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Montana Driver's Manual. The DMV written test consists of 33 questions, and you'll need at least 27 correct answers to pass (82%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Montana DMV driver's license test.
1. This road sign means:
low shoulder
Buggy warning
Stop ahead
Low shoulder
Tow away zone
2. What is the meaning of orange traffic signs?
Stop, do not enter or wrong way.
Warning of school, pedestrian, and bicycling activity.
Construction and maintenance warning.
3. Which of the following may result in an arrest for driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII)?
An inhalant, such as glue or paint.
A controlled substance, such as prescription medicines or illegal drugs.
All of the above.
4. Braking distance is affected by:
the speed your vehicle is traveling.
pavement conditions.
the condition of your brakes and tires.
All of the above.
5. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
No left turn
No U-turn
Winding road ahead
Sharp curve ahead
6. Two solid yellow lines on the pavement mean:
passing is not allowed.
passing is allowed if you are at the top of a hill.
passing is allowed for both drivers.
passing is allowed during daylight only.
7. When you are driving, turning your head and looking before changing lanes is:
unnecessary, you should use your rearview mirror instead.
a good driving habit.
a bad driving habit.
8. This sign warns drivers that:
winding road sign
there is a double curve ahead.
there's an intersection ahead.
they must turn either to the right or left.
there is a winding road ahead.
9. A 4-way stop sign means:
4 way stop sign
Traffic from all four directions must stop.
There are four stop signs at the intersection.
The first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first.
All of the above.
10. At intersections marked with stop lines, drivers must:
come to a complete stop.
slow down and enter the intersection.
signal other vehicles to stop.
enter the intersection and then stop.
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MT DMV Permit Test

Number of questions: 33
Correct answers to pass:27
Passing score:82%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ½
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